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Birth Date: August 15, 1967
Birth Place: Silver Spring, Maryland
2013 SEASON: ranked 20th in the local standings with 16 victories…Eighttofasttocatch won four stakes races in the state during the year, including the Maryland Million Classic for the second time and the Jennings Handicap for the third consecutive year…He earned over $350,000 during the year, which included a second place finish in the Pimlico Special (G3) on Preakness weekend.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: set career-highs in both wins (43) and earnings ($975,000) in 2011…Eighttofasttocatch won four stakes races at Laurel Park that year, including the Md. Million Classic, while Red’s Round Table won the Wide Country Stakes and Marshua Stakes…Celtic Innis won a pair of added money races in 2005 and 2006 and won the Md. Million Sprint in 2008…The son of Yarrow Brae was nine-for-38 with 27 in the money finishes at the 6-furlong distance and ended his seven-year career in 2010 with $648,638 in earnings…saddled Anarex to the 1994 Maryland Million Distaff Starter title…first win with Via Hawaii in June 1994 at Laurel.
PERSONAL: was steeplechase jockey before getting his trainer’s license…credits Joe Aitcheson for getting him interested in the business…competed in an Ironman Triathlons in 2011 and 2013 to raise money for horse-related charities.